Theatrical Luminary

Tony Award winner Christopher Akerlind knows just how to let there be light

December 12, 2006|By J. Wynn Rousuck | J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic

Here's a riddle: You need it to see, but "nobody notices it," says Christopher Akerlind.

He is talking about light. Unlike everybody else, Akerlind, 44, notices it constantly. He feels "giddy" when the sun breaks over a building and throws a shadow precisely in the seam of a sidewalk.

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